Fancy Fold Card with Lovely Labels

This lovely Tri-fold Card was inspired by another Demonstrator, BJ Peters.  Details can be found HERE.  As always, I’m thankful for friends who share, and I always want to give credit where credit is due!   I love how wonderfully this displays our gorgeous DSP and the many different combinations!  And it goes together so quickly!  

Here’s a look at the card when you stretch it all out!  The combinations are endless, but I loved the Crushed Curry and Pool Party mixed together!  Who would have thought?  Enjoy checking out the tutorial and additional samples on BJ’s site!

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With Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are tough.  You gotta have them, but you never really want to make them.  We made this card a couple of weeks ago at my August Club Class.  I had someone at class who needed a sympathy card for an infant that had passed away.  She wondered if we thought this might be appropriate.  She was glad that we made this floral card because she thought it might work out for her friend.  I think it helped her to know that she didn’t have to go home and try to figure something out to make for this sad situation.  May God always bless us with just the right cards for each occasion!

I know how much it has meant to me in the past to receive Sympathy cards when my brother died, as well as my father-in-law a couple of years ago.  I encourage you to always do your best to mail Sympathy cards…….you never know the impact you can have when you take the time to send the card!  Do it!  It might be just what the loved one needs at that very moment, that very day.  I’m thankful that I always have cards sitting around the house and ready to send!

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Retired Stamps and Framelits for Sale

I’ve been working hard to clean off the shelves and sell some of the Retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and Framelits.  It is hard to part ways with some of them…….but if they can bring someone joy and not collect dust in my stamp room, then I will be happy!  Click on the link below and shop away!  I am still adding items, so check back often and see if something new appears.

MY ETSY STORE:  PERRYWINKLE PLACE

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Thanks A Latte Card

My Stamp Club started back up for the school year last week and we enjoyed stamping with new products!  The Coffee Cafe Suite is one of my all-time favorites, and I can’t wait to use it over and over again!  The coordinating Designer Series Paper makes creating even more fun…….and the color scheme automatically makes you think of “Starbucks”.  I don’t think it’s pure coincidence!  Doesn’t this make you just want to get in the car and head that way???    Use your Big Shot with the matching Framelits, and you have your work cut out for you!  Like I said, love this suite of products!  No doubt you will see me creating with this one ALL YEAR LONG.

We had alot of fun cutting the lid of the cup from Window Sheets.  Some of my class members had never used Window Sheets, so it gave me a great opportunity to show them how much “wow” they can add to a card.  At only $5 per package, you will want to add this to your next order!  September’s Hostess Code is shown below.  Place an order before the end of the month using this code and it will ship straight to your door!

Check back in for more fun cards!  I’m still working on getting back into the groove after a long and challenging summer.  I’m excited for fall — cool temperatures and fun holidays coming up!  I love creating new stamp projects, baking, and gift-giving!  Bring on the cool temperatures….I’m ready!   Place your order in September using the Hostess Code shown below and I’ll treat you to 3 yards of ribbon from the newest ribbon collections in the SU Catalog!  Orders must be submitted by September 28th.

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Want to join my monthly club?

Would you like to escape once a month and have some girl time?  Would you like to use new Stampin’ Up! products and take them on a test drive before you make a purchase?  Would you enjoy having some gift ideas or some extra cards on hand to immediately send to your friends?  Then you would enjoy my monthly Stamp Club!  Sign Ups are currently being accepted for my new Stamp Club!  Perhaps you’ve been thinking about it, or were a previous member who took a year off.  Whatever your situation might be, we would love to stamp with you once a month!  Club details are shown below.  Please let me know by August 20th if you plan to join us so that I can finalize all the details and have your stampin’ supplies ready!

STAMPER’S CLUB CLASS

The Stamper’s Ten Club Class meets once a month at my house.  We do not always meet on the same day of the week.  It is totally random each month, but you always know one month ahead so you can plan accordingly.  We have 8-10 members in my stamp club.   We will have the first club class meeting on Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m. and you will receive the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Holiday Catalog for FREE (if you have not already gotten them from me).   We will put everyone’s name in a drawing, and we will randomly choose names so you can pick one of the next 10 months (Sept. 2017 – June 2018) to be the hostess.  When it is YOUR MONTH to be the hostess, you will need to provide snacks and drinks for the group.  I will clean the house, and provide all the crafty stuff……..you just show up!  Everyone in the group is required to spend  $15 each month.  If you can’t  make the class, you must e-mail me your order and arrange payment no later than the day of the class.   Although $15 is all that is required, you can earn more hostess benefits by collecting outside orders.  In addition, many of the club participants regularly order more than $15 because they always things they just can’t live without.  So, you get free merchandise, free hostess sets, and free project ideas from me.  All of the classes will include patterns, handouts, and opportunities to try NEW things that you will really love!  You also get fun time with other ladies who love to create — and YUMMY FOOD!   What could be better???

This is a great opportunity to replace your cardstock supply, order stamp pads or re-inkers that you don’t have yet, or accumulate a little here and there during our Club Classes.

So what is keeping you from joining the club???  This is a very minimal commitment and you will thoroughly enjoy a little “Ladies Night Out” to craft and socialize.

Do you want to join???  Please e-mail me and I will go over any questions you might have.  Our first class is on TUESDAY, AUGUST 29th at 6:30 p.m.  Remember, we need a group of 8-10 ladies to form the club……so let me know if you want to join in on the fun!  I believe that we will definitely have enough ladies to form one group, and potentially two groups.   We tend to fill up rather quickly, so don’t forget to call me or email me today!

We make things like tags, cards, framed items, and more!    At most classes, we make 3 projects with one of them being a 3 D project.   You will always receive an email with  full color photos, instructions, and dimensions for all projects.  The card in today’s post was from one of club classes this past spring.

 

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Daisy Delight Stamp Class

We had such a fun time stamping last night!  It was wonderful to see my stampin’ friends and be creative for a change.  Many of you know that my summer has been spent moving my mother to my hometown and into an assisted living center.  It all started earlier in the spring when we began noticing an even greater amount of Dementia symptoms with mom and I was too far away from her to offer the assistance she needed.  I won’t go into details online, but there were many things happening behind the scenes that I was discovering the more research I did.  So, mom decided to put her house on the market and it sold in a few weeks time, but we had to be out in less than three weeks, so we had to push into HIGH GEAR in June.  We have spent the last 6 weeks getting her packed, moving all her boxes to my garage, setting up her new apartment at the assisted living center, and getting adjusted to the new normal.  So many people have helped make this all come together, and I am so thankful and appreciative for my support system.  God has blessed us each step of the way.  It was challenging (and still is in many ways) but we made it!  It is wonderful to be only 5-10 minutes away from her and to know she is safe and being cared for 24/7.  Now on to stamping!!!

We created three cards last night using the Daisy Delight bundle.  This bundle sells for $31.50, so it’s not terribly pricey, and you will really enjoy the punch.  It has been backordered quite a bit, but it is now once able to be ordered.  This first card was inspired by Bonnie O’Neill.  I fell in love with her sample using the bright summer colors instead of the “traditional” daisy colors.  And the strips were created using the Brushstrokes Background Stamp.

I took the opportunity to showcase some of the DSP that coordinates with this stamp set on the second card.  We stamped and punched two daisy images and then used the Bone Folder to curl the edges just a little bit for some dimension.  And how do you like the Faceted Gems??  These are the gold ones, but they also come in clear — which appears a bit silver-ish on your cards.  They are the perfect new embellishment this year!

The last card we created was done using all the other little flowers in this stamp set, other than the large Daisy image.  The small images are VERY tiny and you have to be very soft to the touch.  They look like beautiful wildflowers and really made for a soft and delicate card.  The DSP is also one of my favorite elements on this card.  It is part of the Delightful Daisy DSP.  It looks like it would make a pretty “winter” card also……..it reminds me of gently falling snow.

If you are interested in coming to my house once a month and creating 3 projects, please sign up to join my Stamp Club!  We take turns allowing everyone in the group to be a hostess one month during the year.  You will earn the Hostess Rewards and get free products when it is your month to be the hostess.  You will need to bring light snacks for the group, but that’s all!  Just show up and enjoy a ladies night out.  Each guest commits to ordering $15 of product each month in exchange for the 3 projects we create.   Want more information?  Let me hear from you, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

 

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Watercolor Happy Birthday Card

Tonight’s class features five watercoloring cards.  I’m so excited to teach my customers more about this technique and allow them to be “artists” for the evening.  I can’t wait to see how everyone’s cards turn out, because when you watercolor,  no two cards are ever identical!  You can even “mess up” your card when you are watercoloring, and no one will ever know!  I really enjoy the freedom of using the Aqua Painters and letting the slow flow of water determine the destiny of the ink.  We are also using all 5 of the newest In Colors for our cards tonight, so this will let my ladies play with those colors and {hopefully} fall in love with them, too!  This card uses Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and Fresh Fig to make wide brushstrokes across the Watercolor Paper.   

After letting it thoroughly dry, I added the new “Happy Birthday” Thinlit to the front (using the new Adhesive Sheets, woohoo!!!) and a few of our new Glitter Enamel Dots.  I am in LOVE the these little dots — and they are “ombre” — there are lots of different shades in the same package.  Really nice for dressing up the card and giving it the finished look!  Slight variations in the two cards….do you like the lighter color on top?  Or on the bottom?  I couldn’t decide, so I made two cards!  Actually, I almost always make 2 cards when I’m stamping.  I enjoy having multiples to share with friends and coworkers!  

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card

How about some glitz and glamour in a birthday card?  I have already used this “Happy Birthday” Thinlit from Stampin’ Up! more times than I can count!  I’m digging the font, and the size!  It fills up my card so nicely and it can even stand alone if you don’t want alot of fuss on your card.  This time I went for the Gold Glitter Paper and used the NEW Sizzix Adhesive Sheets.  These are a game changer, people!!!  No more messy glue, no more holding things down and hoping nothing squeezes out the edge!  We had a similar product a few years ago and it was sold in 12×12 sheets.  No problem……but the new ones are 6×12 making them the PERFECT size for running through the big shot.  Once you attach this to the back of your cardstock (or glimmer paper in this case), you just have to run it all through the Big Shot in one piece.  It is SO amazing to have your intricate die cuts immediately turned into a sticker!  Voila!  Yes, I ordered 3 packages…….my new best friend!

If you click on the images, it will direct you to my Stampin’ Up! store where you can order 24/7.  If you’d like to add an order that I  will be placing THIS week,  please use this Hostess Code:

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Also included in this cute stamp set……a speckled balloon!  I inked this up and added some Gold Glitter!  What a fun little addition to the inside of the card!   If you don’t want to take time to emboss, no big deal!  punch a balloon and add it to the inside…….it will still add some much to the overall effect!

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Special Celebrations Banner Card

Today’s card is another one of my Stamp Club cards.  We are having class tonight, and I’m featuring some new stamps sets and new colors that Stampin’ Up! has recently introduced in their new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I received inspiration for this card from Pinterest, it is NOT an original.  Life is too crazy these days for me to spend alot of time creating original designs.  I enjoy the process of cardmaking, but more often than not, I am copying other ideas from Pinterest.  I don’t think I’m alone in this process due to the huge popularity of Pinterest.   I’m so very thankful for others who share their creative juices with me!

It’s a little hard to see the true color of the  Silver Metallic doily.  In real life, the metallic thread and the edges of the metallic doily are really a nice combination and add just the right amount of sparkle to this card.  The stamp set featured here is Special Celebrations.  What attracted me to this stamp set is that each saying has TWO parts.  You can use them on the front, and then coordinate the saying for the inside of a card, as well.  So may times, my customers want to see a card that is decorated on the inside, as well as the outside.  In the past, Stampin’ Up! has offered limited selections of this type, but I’m seeing more of them being produced.  I’ve started working hard to embellish the inside of the cards for my classes, and my customers are enjoying the change.  What about you?  Do you like decorating on the inside of the card?

Leave me a comment answering this question, and I’ll do a drawing on Friday for the winner of some new Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper.  You’ll win a sample set of 6×6 patterns to give it a try on your cards!

Don’t forget, leave me a comment answering this question, and I’ll do a drawing on Friday for the winner of some new Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper.  You’ll win a sample set of 6×6 patterns to give it a try on your cards!

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Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Card

I’ve enjoyed a small amount of creative time using new stamp sets, new colors, and new accessories from Stampin’ Up!  It’s always an exciting time of year when the new goodies start arriving!  This is the first of 3 cards for my June Stamp Club.  It’s no surprise that I’m drawn to all of the new shades of pink…….my favorite color!  And who can resist a new floral stamp set?  But what I was REALLY drawn to in this set were the WORDS that are included in the set.  I always feel like I’m getting my full money’s worth when I get gorgeous images AND great sayings for using on all types of cards.  Make sure you look at the complete set shown below.  Would you like to come to class TOMORROW NIGHT?  If so, please let me know, and join us at 6:30 pm at my house!

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